And of course, what makes this impossibly awful thing, where the state itself is discriminating against its own people in favour of anything else, is that when they say diversity they mean extinction. Because if you answered: “Yes. I love diversity. Zulu tribal homelands should be for Zulus. China should be for the Chinese and Scotland for the Scottish” you would be labelled as someone in need of immediate Maoist re-education or else perhaps not be allowed to raise your own young.
If I had read this in a book a decade ago I would have found it too unlikely for fiction.
The project is part of the sinister Big Brother-style system of state meddling called Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) which is being quietly rolled out across Scotland.
Last week, this newspaper exposed the “scary” plans for all children to be given a state guardian – or Named Person – who will have the legal right to tell parents how to raise their offspring.
Under one part of the scheme, parents are secretly monitored by maternity staff to assess their suitability for raising children.
If they are deemed to be worthy of further investigation, another form then asks whether or not they “respect and value diversity” and give “due prominence to their racial, ethnic and cultural heritage”.